The Michigan State Police want you to make safety a priority if you’re on the roads this Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Again this year, troopers will join their counterparts from across the country in the international traffic safety initiative, Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) as well as the statewide Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign.
Operation C.A.R.E. was formed to deter three causes of highway fatalities: aggressive driving, impaired driving, and failure to use seat belts.
The official Memorial Day weekend begins at 6 p.m. Friday and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday. Last year, 19 fatal traffic crashes resulted in 20 deaths over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.